Weekly… Err… Monthly Recap

Fall, one of my favorite seasons

So I have been super inactive…again. I really am going to stop being so inactive I swear…

Anyway, onto the real content of this post. What the heck have I been doing?

In the past month, I have worked in my schools theater, attended classes, and rock climbed a couple times. That makes up the majority of my day to day life.

School, school, school. I have now put 16 and 1/2 years into going to school, and I hate that–but at the same time I’m grateful for it. School teaches you everything you need to know from social interaction to how the heck to get a job, which I’m still looking for. I am very happy though to be done after this semester though.

Enough ranting about that.

Rock climbing. Probably one of my favorite things to do now (especially since Kristen and I haven’t been able to run at all lately since I only tend to run when she does, to know more check out her blog Adult Ballerina Project). I enjoy rock climbing so much because of the mixture of the mental problem solving aspect and the physicality of actually doing it. There is  something very satisfying about scouting out a route and thinking about how you’re going to do it, then executing it.

While my last post was all about bouldering (which I still do a lot of), I have began top roping a lot more as well. There’s just a different feeling from climbing a 10 foot wall in 5 moves to scaling a 25-30 foot wall in many more moves. I’ve been trying to improve my climbing technique lately, which involves smoothing out my movements and not jerking or pulling hard through them, as well as incorporating my lower body as much as I do my upper body. I’ve also learned the importance of being aware of balance on the wall. The current person who sets the majority of routes at my school loves problems in which balance is important to not barn door, or pull away from a wall.

The most recent thing I’ve done is go to see the PA Ballet with Kristen after we won free tickets–again. It was definitely a fairly fun and relaxing experience like always. While it wasn’t my favorite of their performances, it was still great ballet. Unfortunately the audience members in front of us were a 10 year-old girl who couldn’t sit still and kept getting bored and her grandmother who was one of the people whose heads didn’t stop bobbing back and forth constantly to see everything. That made it a fair bit less enjoyable, but all in all, it was good.

That has been my life. More to come soon, in theory.

How has your October been? Full of colds from the change in season?

Back at it….Again

Okay…so it’s been a while since I’ve posted…in fact this is my first post since I changed my blog a month ago. I guess I am long overdue for this.

But first order of business.

Welcome

I decided to change over to being self-hosted in order to open up my possibilities on website design (since I enjoy coding in general but need some serious brushing up on it)–but also because I needed to push myself into the blogging more. I enjoy being able to share my experiences and life in general and hope that some inspiration, knowledge, or really anything could be gained from it.

So what have I been up to?

First: college began again. I get to enjoy the illustrious title of super senior–but actually, I just want to be done. 🙁 . Of course I know its my own fault so I’m going at it like a trooper with a fully loaded schedule. I will complete this and jump into the real world head first. But of course I have to still enjoy my time as a student.

I hope to be hitting up the rock wall that my college installed last year to get some over cardio and work on some muscles that aren’t so often used. Of course I tend over do this and be incredibly sore for the next week….

Which brings me to my second goal for this year/semester: to stop overdoing anything I do fitness wise. I have this terrible habit that once I get in the zone, I just keep going cause I feel like superman. Of course thirty minutes I’m curled up in the fetal position in the corner wondering what the heck I was thinking.

But really, I want to start working on solid progression rather then rushing things and just slowing myself down in the long run.

Final goal: have an idea of what I want to do with my life after the 4 months of this semester is done. This is the most daunting thing I think I have ever had to approach. The idea of “real life” is scary. I mean, I’ve been in school for the past 17 years now, and then I have to find a job (hopefully in my major, being theatre) in order to pay for everything that my parents provided me with before. Oh, and of course, to pay back those thousands of dollars of student loans.

I really like telling myself, “life just sucks” when I think about all this. But at the same time, I prefer to just think, “things will work out, just keep trying”. I tell myself this essentially everyday–and I really do believe it. Things will suck and be tough at times, and things will be good at others. That’s just life. While planning of course is essential, it’s just as essential to take life one step at a time, because life is an insanely long road.

So that’s it for my rant. My posts will be more specific from now on, pointed at running, fitness, school, games, and of course the occasional personal post. If you enjoy these general life posts, leave a comment. I’d love to hear from anyone that is following me. Thanks for reading!

How do/did you approach leaving college and going into the real world? Did you freak out thinking you’d be homeless? Did things work out?